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Bean-Like Inflatable Structures

Norberto Miranda's Patterned Structures House an Exhibition

— August 30, 2019 — Art & Design
In collaboration with architecture firm Estudio 3.14, Norberto Miranda designs these inflatable structures which are meant to host 'Tierra Fértil.' This is a traveling exhibition that explores "the traditions and intersections of Mexican gastronomy, music, and culture." The fact that the shelters are balloon-like and, therefore, lightweight allows for the exhibit to change location with ease.

The shape of the inflatable structures is also strategic. The shelters take on the form of a bean — a token of recognition as the collaborators wanted to recognize the importance of the food in "Mexican culture and the Mesoamerican agricultural practices." While the exterior is playfully patterned, Norberto Miranda and Estudio 3.14 leave the inside of the inflatable structures empty to allow for optimal curatorial freedom.

The debut of the Tierra Fértil exhibition took place in Papalotla, México.

Photo Credits: Maj Lindstrom, Norberto Miranda
Trend Themes
1. Inflatable Structures - The use of inflatable structures offers a lightweight and easily transportable solution for hosting exhibitions and events.
2. Patterned Designs - Playfully patterned inflatable structures provide visually engaging experiences for visitors.
3. Curatorial Freedom - The empty interior of inflatable structures allows for flexible and adaptable curatorial arrangements.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Inflatable structures present an innovative approach to temporary architecture for events and exhibitions.
2. Event Management - The use of inflatable structures provides event managers with a convenient and versatile option for hosting exhibitions and shows.
3. Cultural Tourism - Patterned inflatable structures create immersive cultural experiences, attracting visitors to explore different traditions and heritage.
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